Barbed Wire (1952 film)

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Barbed Wire
Barbed Wire Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by George Archainbaud
Produced by Armand Schaefer
Written by Gerald Geraghty
Starring
Cinematography William Bradford
Edited by James Sweeney
Production
company
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • July 25, 1952 (1952-07-25) (USA)
Running time
61 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $58,874.36[1]

Barbed Wire is a 1952 American Western film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Gene Autry, Anne James, and William Fawcett. Written by Gerald Geraghty, the film is about a cattle buyer who goes to Texas to investigate why the cattle trails to Kansas are blocked.[2]

Plot[edit]

A cattle buyer, a federal agent and a newswoman become involved in a railroad plot against the backdrop of a rancher vs. homesteader war.

Cast[edit]

  • Gene Autry as Gene Autry
  • Anne James as Gay Kendall
  • Pat Buttram as "Buckeye" Buttram
  • Leonard Penn as Steve Ruttledge
  • William Fawcett as John S. 'Uncle John' Copeland
  • Michael Vallon as Homesteader August Gormley[3]

Production[edit]

Filming and budget[edit]

Barbed Wire was filmed December 10–20, 1951. The film had an operating budget of $58,874.36 (equal to $534,923 today).[1]

Filming locations[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "Mexicali Rose" (Jack Tenney, Helen Stone) by Gene Autry
  • "Old Buckaroo" by Gene Autry[5]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Magers 2007, p. 315.
  2. ^ "Barbed Wire". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Full cast and crew for Barbed Wire". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Filming locations for Barbed Wire". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Soundtracks for Barbed Wire". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
Bibliography
  • George-Warren, Holly (2007). Public Cowboy no. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195177466. 
  • Green, Douglas B. (2002). Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 978-0826514127. 
  • Magers, Boyd (2007). Gene Autry Westerns. Madison, NC: Empire Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-0944019498. 

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